Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
million was spent in this senate race in virginia. we're not a huge state like california or florida or new york. $82 million. and $52 million of that money was spent by outside groups. not the campaigns themselves. tim kaine had pointed comments about that. >> and so here's what it means, folks. here's what it means. our victory tonight proves that it's the number of people who stand with you. not the number of zeros behind a check. that decide elections in the united states of america. >> one more thing i want to tell you about what happened here in richmond last night. while tim kaine was speaking, the vote totals changed in the presidential race. as tim kaine started speaking it looked like mitt romney was going to carry virginia and during his speech, the totals came up. there was never any announcement from him that obama had won. would you roll the video? i want to show you what happened. people started checking their smart phones and started -- word started spreading person-to-person. and instead of a cheer breaking out for president obama. it was sort of one on one hugging.